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Public Safety

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Robbery with a dangerous weapon on Paisley Drive; suspect robbed the victim of $100 using a knife.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Forest Drive; suspect kicked in the door and took medication.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Seaside Road in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect stole alcohol from the Kangaroo store without purchasing it.

    •Larceny on Pinfish Street in Supply; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole medication, a wallet, cell phone charger and keychain.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Oct. 17-23 ACE deputies issued 37 total arrests and citations, including two driving while impaired charges.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Steve Boyd Grindstaff, 49, of 147 Dawn Drive, Elizabethton, Tenn., was charged with driving while impaired, careless and reckless driving, open container and fictitious information.

  • Leland Police, Wilmington SWAT team arrest last Friday’s bank robbery suspect

    WILMINGTON—Members of the Leland Police Department and the Wilmington SWAT team arrested a Wilmington man wanted in last week’s armed robbery at a Leland bank.

    Leland Police Chief Timothy Jayne said officers secured an arrest warrant for Sherwin Christopher Archie for the Oct. 21 armed robbery of the Cape Fear Credit Union at 1109 New Pointe Blvd. in Leland.

    Then, around 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, Jayne said Leland officers and Wilmington Police SWAT team members served the arrest warrant at Archie’s residence at 1110 Zinnia Court, Wilmington.

  • Update: Missing teens found safe in Tennessee

    Update: The missing teens were found safe in Tennesee on Monday. They were expected to be reunited with their parents shortly after they were found.

    Detectives are searching for five missing area teenagers believed to be headed to Tennessee.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson deputy Del Routh said five area teens—two from Brunswick County and three from Columbus County—have been reported missing.

    Matthew Brett Miles, 14, of Leland, and Katlin Marie Tennant, 14, of Leland, were reported missing on Oct. 24.

  • Third suspect arrested in ammonia theft

    A third suspect has been arrested following a three-month investigation into the theft of anhydrous ammonia from a local ice production facility.

    Anhydrous ammonia, used at the ice production facility as a cooling agent, is a precursor chemical in the production of methamphetamine, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Detective Sgt. Israel West said.

    Possessing a precursor chemical in the production of methamphetamine in North Carolina is a Class E felony.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     Shallotte Police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •James Edward Clabaugh Sr., 46, of 1711 Sommersett Road SW, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested for shoplifting, possession of schedule II and possession of schedule III. Clabaugh was arrested in the Walmart parking lot after a Dewalt box stolen from Home Depot was located.

    •Larceny by taking items without paying from Home Depot; a Dewalt box tool combo kit was stolen from the store.

  • OCean Isle Beach Crime Report

     The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Larry Van Timberlake, 35, of 201 Eaglewood Drive, Middlesex, was arrested for drunk and disruptive, communicating threats and resisting arrest at Second Street Bar and Grill.

    •Breaking and entering to motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny and property damage in a parking lot area on Causeway Drive.

  • Thefts investigated in Sunset Beach

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following reported incidents involving larceny.

    •On Oct. 15, larceny of Adderall pills was reported from a house on Elderberry Lane.

    •On Oct. 14, larceny of a boat and 25-horsepower motor and trailer was reported. An unknown person went to a residence on Marlin Street, hooked up a boat and trailer and pulled it away.

    •On Oct. 11, someone drove off without paying for $25 worth of gas at Market Express.

  • Two arrested for stealing ammonia from ice company

    Two suspects have been arrested following a three-month investigation into the theft of anhydrous ammonia from a local ice production facility.

    Anhydrous ammonia, used at the ice production facility as a cooling agent, is a precursor chemical in the production of methamphetamine, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Detective Sgt. Israel West said.

    Possessing a precursor chemical in the production of methamphetamine in North Carolina is a Class E felony.